Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | May 8, 2019

The Fruit of Emptiness

The late Nelson Mandela once said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way it treats its children.” He was right! Children are, after all, among the most vulnerable members of any society — including children in the womb.

God has always been concerned about the weak and vulnerable in society. A child in the womb is more vulnerable and at risk than any other members of society. If I am in danger, I can take steps to seek safety. I can move to a more secure home or neighborhood or community. However, if a child in the womb is in danger, that child cannot move to a safer womb.

Children in the womb have no voice and no choice. They cannot speak for themselves. They cannot appeal to an abortion-minded woman to let them live, to do them no harm, to keep them from being torn limb from limb. They are the weakest of the weak and at the mercy of those who are stronger.

This past week, the voices of those who would seek to destroy life in the womb have spewed some of the most vile rhetoric I have ever heard.

State Representative John Rogers of Alabama voiced his opposition to the abortion ban that was approved in his state. He said, “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

The preborn are always on the losing end of choices made by those who deem they are neither loved nor wanted. Many children are not loved nor wanted because they have come at an inconvenient time (as if the child had anything to do with that). Mother Teresa observed, “It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania State Representative, recorded himself harassing pro-life women outside the Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania clinic in Philadelphia. His eight minute rant went viral on social media.

Sims viciously scolded these women, telling them that they had no right to tell other women what they can do with their bodies — while he reserved the right to tell other women what they can do with their bodies. He accused Christians of being Bible Bullies, bigots, sexists, and misogynists — while recording his own misogynistic, bullying, and bigoted behavior.

And finally, a Students for Life group at the University of Texas—San Antonio set up a display of crosses to remember the 910 babies Planned Parenthood kills each day. Their peaceful display was interrupted by protestors associated with the Shout Your Abortion movement which encourages young women to proudly proclaim they had an abortion. What followed was recorded on video.


Several young women holding pink “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” signs walked among the display of crosses. One pointed at a cross and boasted, “Look, there’s mine right there!” Another said, “I just love sex and aborting fetuses. That’s my number one kink.”

One girl chanted, “Stop, hey, what’s that sound. All the fetuses are in the ground.” Another responded, “What if we pissed in the fetus graveyard.” These are just some of the things shouted by the protestors.

The one thing all of these individuals have in common is that they lack the bandwidth to see beyond today, to where disregarding the sanctity of life will ultimately lead us as a society. Their vile speech is the fruit of emptiness.

Jeremiah, known as the weeping prophet in the Old Testament, lamented that the people of Judah had strayed far from God. He observed that they had followed emptiness and became empty themselves as a result. Unless they repented, he warned, judgment would come. And indeed judgement came.

God cares about the plight of the weak and the vulnerable, and so should we. We must speak for those who have no voice. Like Jeremiah, we too should weep over what is happening in our society. And we must warn that judgment will come, if not sooner then later.

In the words of Martin Luther King Jr, “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Ultimately, no one destroys life with impunity. There will be a reckoning.


Responses

  1. Thanks for the clarity on a divisive subject and an horrific procedure. There is no point in ugliness from either side of the conversation, but it is deeply disturbing how short-sighted and self-centered those in favor of destroying life can be; the mockery goes straight to the heart of the God who crafted each soul.

    • I agree, Rick. Whatever happened to civil dialogue?

  2. Absolutely beautiful Mr. O.

    I like to say that I am also in favor of a woman’s right to choose, on one condition: That you also give the baby the right to choose whether or not it is killed.

    Once born, there is no argument (yet) that a woman cannot be given the right to choose to kill an unwanted child. Once born, if a mother killed her child we would all agree that is murder.

    So what’s the difference? If a fetus/child is old enough to survive outside the womb with medical attention (which occurs at around 1 pound), then the Hippocratic oath would require the doctor to keep it alive.

    It’s no different than if an elderly couple were in a wreck, and the husband was injured so that with modern medicine he could be kept alive, but without, he would die. No doctor asks the wife whether the husband is still wanted or whether he might “inconvenience” her life style. She does not have the right to make that choice.

    When talking “choice”, it’s not the mother’s body we are talking about, it’s the body of a baby that is of concern.

  3. We know God doesn’t change, we know He hates the shedding of innocent blood. We will be judged as a nation who has shed SO much innocent blood. It’s only a matter of time.

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